9 days in Bengaluru, Nepal & Bhutan Itinerary

9 days in Bengaluru, Nepal & Bhutan Itinerary

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9 days in Bengaluru, Nepal & Bhutan Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
1
Bengaluru, India
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
2
Pokhara, Nepal
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
3
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h
4
Thimphu, Bhutan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Paro, Bhutan
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru, India


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1
day
Bengaluru, India

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, walk around Cubbon Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bengaluru driving holiday tool .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Kempegowda International Airport. In March in Bengaluru, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Historic Sites
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Cubbon Park ©
Cubbon Park

2
nights
Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the activities along Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then admire the sheer force of Devi's Fall.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Pokhara vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Bengaluru to Pokhara by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bengaluru in March: high temperatures in Pokhara hover around 30°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Parks Nature
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)
Spas & Wellness

4
nights
Kathmandu, Nepal

Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Kathmandu is known for historic sites, adventure, spas, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kathmandu vacation planner.

Kathmandu is just a stone's throw from Pokhara. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Pokhara in March since evenings lows in Kathmandu dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Thimphu.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Climbing Tours

1
night
Thimphu, Bhutan

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang, then make a trip to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), and finally cruise along Dochula Pass.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Thimphu day trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Kathmandu to Thimphu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Traveling from Kathmandu in March, things will get a bit cooler in Thimphu: highs are around 19°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Paro.

Things to do in Thimphu

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites
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Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

1
night
Paro, Bhutan

Paro ©
A charming historic town with many sacred sites cradled in a verdant valley, Paro offers a scenic base to explore the important Buddhist attractions and pristine nature around it.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest).

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paro trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Thimphu to Paro by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Paro are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Museums
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Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) ©
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)
National Museum ©
National Museum
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang

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